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Hillsborough Man Arrested for Possession, Distribution of Explicit Images of Minors

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Hillsborough Township

By: Jackie Amorine

Somerset County officials announced the arrest of Bernardino Gonzalez Lorenzana, 36, Hillsborough, in relation to possessing and distributing explicit images of minors in the Township of Hillsborough.

According to Somerset County officials, an investigation was then initiated by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit.

Officials say, the investigation revealed that Gonzalez Lorenzana was suspected of possessing images of child sexual abuse material and sharing it with another individual.  

 

Prosecutor McDonald stated that on Monday, November 7, detectives assigned to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit, agents from of U.S Homeland Security Investigation – Newark Field Office, and members of the Hillsborough Township Police Department executed a court-ordered search warrant on Gonzalez Lorenzana’s residence.

Hillsborough officials say, a preliminary search yielded numerous files depicting the sexual exploitation and abuse of children.

According to Hillsborough officials, Gonzalez Lorenzana was arrested at his residence and charged with 2nd-degree Distribution of Explicit Image of Minors  and 3rd-degree Possession of Explicit Image of Minors.

Authorities say, Lorenzana was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.